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world war ii. only six from iraq. 1600 from the vietnam war. we think about them. and we pray for the families. that's it for us on "the five." have a great weekend. bye. >> bret: what really happened at the u.s. consulate in libya? why does the official story keep changing, as new anti-american violence erupts in another country? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier. we'll have team coverage of the account of deadly attack on americans in a minute. first, pakistanis took to the street to protest, encouraged by the government. what transpired quickly turned violent and then deadly. across pakistan. at least 19 people died today in the worst anti-american protest going on in half a dozen countries in the region. the total debt count since the protection began stands at 49 now. correspondent leland vittert is watching the developing story from cairo. >> from pakistan to iran, sri lanka to lebanon, iraq to india, american flag and effigies of president obama burned. riot police battled for control of the street. and walls of tear gas protected a
, which clearly is and there are armed groups all around, it's almost like iraq or afghanistan, where those embassies have to provide really firm security around the ambassador. and you know that. around iraq and afghanistan. they hire not even local security guards. they get nationals have other countries. mongolians and other countrys to work so they don't get paid off to get out of there. >> guest: baghdad, and kabul are the gold standard in terms of defending embassy people and staff and consuls and certainly in the embassy, itself. the reality is, we would not say this, but we know the situation is so volatile and the threat is so high in those countries that are own security forces capable of defending the institution, regardless of the capacity of the security forces. security forces grew in capacity over the years and they were able to hem us. i think when we determine the investigation of what took place here we will find out that we should have had a much largeer and capable security force of our own, protecting that consulate. >> bret: how does this happen, do you think, ge
had a presence in libya. a lot of libyans fought in iraq for al-qaeda and iraq. this is an area we have to worry about building up the strong libyan institution despite the tragedy, because the opportunity is see al-qaeda have a foothold for long time to come. >> bret: michael, elliott, thank you very much. i know the discussion will continue and we'll have you back. >> thank you. >> bret: that brings us to tonight's text to vote question. how important is foreign policy to your vote this november? text sr1 to 36288 for very important. sr2 for somewhat important. sr3 for not important. results a little later. next, taxing the rich takes on a whole new meaning some place else. does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >> announcer: this is the day. the day that we say
talk about iraq and afghanistan, and the way forward. what has happened and what may happen. >> war in iraq is over. american troops have come home. we have begun a transition in afghanistan. america and our allies will end our war on schedule in 2014. al-qaeda has been weakened. usama bin laden is no more. >> bret: there was some criticism, steve, about ending a war on schedule. that you can end a war on schedule. >> yeah, the formulation doesn't make much sense frankly. there is no schedule for war. you to fight a war until you win a war or at least, you know, if you're in an administration that doesn't want to talk about winning the war, as this administration has chosen not to, at least to achieve your objective. the way he talked about it in that sense, made it sound like the timing mattered more than the outcomes. i think that is a problem if you're over there fighting. >> bret: is there a weakness here on afghanistan? you know now that we know, rudy, that the patrols, joint patrols stopped with the afghans and clearly the attacks have increased, is ending the war on schedule
on behalf of oppressed muslims. kuwait, kosovo, bosnia, iraq, afghanistan, elsewhere. so to imply that we somehow mistreated muslims which was the premise of the speech and how the iraq war had inflamed the arab world against us. there was no storming of the u.s. embassy in cairo in those days. what we're seeing now is al-qaeda stand developing in libya. meltdown of our relations with egypt. you have riots in yemen. tax on the embassy in tunisia. this entire premise that we want to be loved and respected, we'll apologize is now yielded all of these results and these are the fruits of apology and retreat. lack of confidence in our own principles. >> bret: next up, america diplomats under siege in middle east and how is the media covering all of this? [ male announcer ] after years of celebrations, marie callender's gives you a way to make any day a special occasion. new mini cream pies for one. real whip cream and a cookie-crumb crust. marie callender's. it's time to savor. >>> there is a general feeling out there that the president, i think among the press corps, generally, not everybody
. >> let's see what i have done since i came in office. i said i'd end the war in iraq. i did. i said that we'd go after al-qaeda. they have been decimateed in fatah. that we would go after bin laden. he's gone. so i have executed on my foreign policy. it's one that the american people largely agree with. if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> bret: bill? >> disgraceful statement by the president. if governor romney is suggesting we should start another war he should say so. this is in respect to iran in the question. the president's position on iran is that all options are on the table. that war is threatened. governor romney says i think we're letting iran get too close to nuclear weapons and obama says hey, he wants to get us in a war. trying to have it both ways. if you say your policy is weak. what do you mean? all options are on the table. then he says if you criticize him you are getting us in a war. doesn't the president believe he needs the option to use military force? if someone else suggests that it those be on the you think
or more. >>> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq and we did. i said we'd wind down war in afghanistan in a responsible way and we are. yes, have a new tower across the new york skyline. al-qaeda on the bath to defeat. bin laden is dead. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there will be bumps on the road. >> bret: obama has had bumpy weeks according to many especially with the situation in libya. we just had a statement out today. from the director of national intelligence revising the community assessment. we revised this to reflect it was a attack. carried out by extremist. unclear if any group or person exercise overall can control the attack. we do assess some of those involved were linked to groups affiliated with or sympathetic to al-qaeda. with that, we're going to bring in the panel a little bit earlier today. jonah goldberg, national review online. charles lane writer for the post. >> the dni comes out and says we're revising the assessment. yes, it was terrorism. >> yes. >> every day you think the story can't get worse and it gets wor
for the economy. he was questioning then candidate obama integrity for pumpal himself up as one of the first iraq war critics. >> he is a good soldier, helping his party's president. what did bill clinton say about obama in 2008? >> give me a break. this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale i've ever seen. >> clinton and first lady michelle obama prime time speeches got rave reviews, the platform fight and hate-filled rhetoric from a few delegates have been a problem. three prominent democrats from different states had to apologize for separate interviews they compared republican and paul ryan to nazis and the chairman of the paul beach county democrat mark allen seigel said he was sorry after he said this in an interview with the "patriot update." >> the worst possible ally of the jewish state is the fundamental christians who want crews to die and concert and bring on the second coming. it's a full friendship. >> he has take an leigh of absence but some want his resignation now. now that he is officially the nominee can spend $150 he put in the bank for the general election. now he can begin t
. distancing from israel, withdrawal from iraq. all of these were premiseed on the thought that if we only were more accommodating with the muslim world we would be popular and we would have respect and affection again. that is now inflamed, so they have to pretend it's all about a video. >> bret: 30 seconds, fred. does this turn politically for mitt romney after all of the focus by much of the main stream media on the official statement about this incident? >> well, i thought the statement was correct then. the ball is in his court. it's up to him. he has an opportunity to now take a strong stand on foreign policy. this is a test of his leadership. and we'll see what happens. there is plenty of time left in alisyn camerot the campaign a small stand. >> bret: 20 seconds. >> 26% of people approved of the romney state in the the poll today. that doesn't look great for him. he is not stepping in to this and he is not acting with real estate is not following through on the initial criticisms unless he does something and offers an a earntive, it won't help him -- alternative, it won't help him. >> b
islamists. >> we have seen instances in iraq a afghanistan and pakistan, where former detainees have been involved in planning, and executing attack against americans. against american abroad. this is a big concern. >> reporter: the libyan has known ties to the training network that date to 1993. his name was also found on the laptop of el hasawi, aed money man for the 9/11 plot now awaiting his military trial. former spokesman at guantanamo under the bush administration says about one in three detainees who are transferred out of the camp returned to the battlefield. >> these things never left guantanamo, but the reason they left we have pressure from the democrats in congress, including then senator obama and the national community. >> speaking to reporters this morning, secretary of state clinton said she is expanding the investigation. >> the team from the f.b.i. reached libya this week. iill advice congress also i am launching a accountability review board. that will be chaired by ambassador thomas pickerring. >> later in the day, members of congress briefed by clinton and the direct
iraq. which is difficult to get. i'll get it tomorrow when i talk about romney. to end on positive thing, my nationals, the national league nationals are now number one and have the beg record in baseball. >> greg: they'll be beaten by the giants. >> bob: no, they won't. >> kimberly: see you tomorrow. >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. fox news alert. we begin with the fox news exclusive. intelligent sources are convinced that the attack on the consulate in libya was directly tied to al-qaeda. we received word that they think one may have led the attack on the ground. the name is supyan ben kumo and the name translated to supyan ibrahim gahu. a libyan was released, this is the important part. released from the u.s. prison of guantanamo bay in 2007. released from gitmo and transferred to libyan custody. under the condition he would be kept in jail. he wasn't. according to the gitmo files which we obtained, he was tied to the 9/11 financiers. his alias is, "found on a list of probable al-qaeda personnel" receiving monthly stipends and family support. so again, possibly this is on
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